AS1670.1 (2004) and AS3000 (2007) Requirements

Tech Bulletin (Jul 2014 – 3)

DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

DIRECT BRIGADE ALARM (DBA) TECHNICAL BULLETIN

JULY 2014 (ADVICE 3)

AS1670.1 (2004) requires the electrical installation to the Fire Indicator Panel to comply with AS3000.

AS3000 (2007) requires that the supply to the FIP be specifically compliant to Clauses 2.9.2.4 & 7.2.6.2.

These requirements are not the obligation of the fire alarm agent, but the electrician, and/or the contractor connecting the essential primary supply to the FIP.

The signage at the entrances maybe resolved by placing the Main Switch Board location on the FIP zone plan, or they may elect to install the signage as required.

The wording, if placed on the FIP Zone Plan, shall be specifically ‘

MAIN ELECTRICAL SWITCH BOARD’ and not MSB, MEB, or MAIN SWITCH BOARD.

Attached are examples of the signage requirement and labelling requirement:

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Emergency Services Complex, 20 Stockton Bend, Cockburn Central WA 6164, PO Box P1174 Perth WA 6844 Tel (08) 9395 9300 Fax (08) 9395 9384 [email protected] www.dfes.wa.gov.au

EXAMPLE OF TYPICAL SWITCH BOARD FIP CCB LABEL

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For further advice or clarification re this matter, contact the DBA Contracts Manager at DFES on 08 9395 9865 or 0408 958 483, or email [email protected]